Collaborating centres

Networks of WHO collaborating centres

In January 2000, the Executive Board urged the Member States to make full use of WHO collaborating centres as sources of information, services and expertise, and to strengthen their own national capacity for training, research and collaboration for health development. At the same time, it encouraged centres to develop working relations with other centres and national institutions recognized by WHO, in particular by setting up or joining collaborative networks with WHO's support.

Networks of collaborating centres have been created in many technical areas. For examples please see the following links:


On 1/Jun/2017, the National Research Center for Audiology and Hearing Rehabilitation, Moscow, Russian Federation has been designated as a WHO collaborating centre for ear and hearing care. More information

On 1/Jun/2017, the Department for Evidence Based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, University for Continuing Education Krems – Danube University Krems, Krems an der Donau, Austria has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Center for evidence-based medicine. More information

On 12/Jun/2017, the Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Prevention Institute (EBPI), University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre on Physical Activity for Health. More information